A variety of
hands-on activities, service opportunities, and exhibits are
available for families to enjoy throughout the day. At 2 p.m., join
park ranger Cliff Goins as he leads an armchair tour of National
Park Service sites that celebrate the civil rights movement.Or take
part in a stewardship activity, such as preparing seeds for spring
planting or cutting invasive honeysuckle near the center. Visitors
also can make a free craft, enjoy the hands-on exhibits or help
feed the Douglas Center's resident reptiles and fish and snowshoes
and cross-country skis are available for free checkout.
The Snow Queen will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and 2
p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Mussetter-Struble
Theater, 1949 Campus Drive, on the Evanston campus. Admission is
free and open to the public. The musical is recommended for
audiences aged 7 and older and their family members. Children who
attend will have the opportunity to meet the cast after the show.
Estimated running time is approximately two hours, including one
The Storybook Mom, Nili Yelin, reads to families and teaches the
adults storytelling techniques to help promote literacy at home.
Free snacks and book giveaway at the end of each session. Register
Fun and healthful activities include free chair massages,
manicures, cholesterol screenings, and children's arts and
Afternoon includes hands-on actvities, live science
demonstrations and experiments for kids.
Evanston author Todd Hasak-Lowy discusses and signs copies of
his funny and poignant new novel for young people, "33 Minutes."
Refreshments will be served.
Feature the black bear and its adaptations for survival in the
forest. Crawl into the bear's den, compare your senses to that of
the black bear, feel his fur, come face to face with a black bear
mount and more.
Exhibit includes numerous artifacts, photographs and other
documentary items that tell the story of Chicago's iconic candy
makers, including Snickers, Lemonheads, Butterfingers
and Cracker Jack.
Interactive learning centers include a barn slide, apple
orchard and chicken coop. Maggie, a life-sized
fiberglass milking cow sponsored by Golden Oaks Farm in Wauconda,
will be the focus of the new exhibit. Maggie is over five feet tall
and features a working udder that recirculates the water that
Build a snowman out of biodegradable and natural items to win.
Fill out an entry form at the main office.